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Buddy Hackett Is Back -- in a New ComedyProducers Sandy Hackett and Lisa Dawn Miller Announce Their Latest Collaboration 'My Buddy' Launching December 1, as Their Hit, 'Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show,' Tours the U.S. With Over 70 Performance Dates for the 2011-2012 Broadwa (December 01, 2011)
LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 12/01/11 -- Currently on tour with "Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show," Sandy Hackett and Lisa Dawn Miller -- producers and stars of the highly acclaimed production -- are excited to announce the launch of "My Buddy," a new one-man show, starring Sandy Hackett, directed by Lisa Dawn Miller, paying homage to Sandy's father, legendary comedian Buddy Hackett.
The show's official website, www.MyBuddyHackett.com, launches December 1 and features interactive components including a slideshow of nostalgic photos of Hollywood's elite and footage of Sandy and his beloved father.
"To anyone who had a best friend and lost them, this show is for you," says Sandy Hackett. "Writing this has been a labor of love; performing this will be cathartic."
Producer/Director Miller says, "Buddy Hackett was not just a comic genius but a comedy and film legend who inspired and paved the way for so many comedians, actors and performers today."
Hackett and Miller bring together their incomparable creative team including the extraordinary talents of Art Director, Jeanne Quinn; Music Director, Chris Hardin and Technical Director of Sound and Film, Mark Matson. The show is being represented by OBB/Off Broadway Booking in New York City and is currently booking dates for 2012.
Sandy recreates some of his father's legendary comedy moments and for the first time reveals the pain of the tragic events ripping his family apart, shortly after his father's passing in 2003.
Sandy captures the nuance of Buddy's comedic style as he reminisces about the 10 years they spent together touring, and shares memories of his father holding court with the likes of Johnny Carson, George Burns, Richard Pryor, Jerry Lewis, Bob Newhart, Phyllis Diller, Milton Berle, Danny Thomas, Sid Caesar, Bill Cosby, Woody Allen, Carol Burnett, Lucille Ball, Alan King, Mickey Rooney, Harvey Korman and many others.
The producer, writer, director and star of "Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show" also shares what inspired him to honor his father and his pals, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and Dean Martin and tells stories of the amazing times they had together when they ruled the Las Vegas strip and beyond.
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